My DH came to all of the scans, the first two appointments with the dr managing my GD, and the OB appointments until they became more regular (fortnightly, weekly, twice weekly) then he was a bit more sporadic and came to some but not all as they were very routine and I wasn't feeling as anxious in the later stages of pregnancy.
The last couple of weeks of my pregnancy when I was a regular visitor to the pregnancy assessment unit at the hospital he would always leave work and wait there with me. When I think about it now his work was amazingly understanding with all the time out. And I was so glad that he wanted to be so involved.
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05-01-2015 13:15 #31
05-01-2015 15:08 #32
No, my DH doesn't have that kind of flexibility with work hours.
Was a bit of a bummer when I was told I miscarried and only had my DS1 with me at the time but I managed.
I've had other scares and anxious scans and did them on my own too but I know if I needed him he'd find a way to be there with me.
I don't see the point in having a partner at antenatal visits unless there is something serious that needs to be monitored or big decisions to be made by both parents.
Other than that it's kind of women's business to me.
05-01-2015 16:09 #33
Mine has come to most appointments, we usually book them when he isn't working to ensure he can attend.
05-01-2015 16:36 #34
Nope. Only ever the ultrasounds and he happened to get home early for the 39 wk appt.
05-01-2015 16:43 #35
DH has only ever come to the 12 and 20 week scans for all three babies. He has never attended one hospital appointment. I honestly never even thought to ask him to come along to any of them. I've only ever birthed in the public system, but the appointments are so quick and perfunctory I couldn't imagine what he would have gotten out of them. I didn't feel like I needed the support, the check ups are all pretty straight forward because I'm lucky to have straight forward pregnancies.
05-01-2015 16:57 #36
With the first kid, DH came to the 1st midwife appointment, and came to all my U/S's.
With the 2nd, he came to my last U/S.
05-01-2015 18:19 #37Senior Member
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Baby 1 - first appointment, all scans except 38w, cvs, amnio, genetic counsellor.
MC 1 - first appointment then picked me up after d +c.
Baby 2 - first appointment, 12w scan, 20w scan, 1 midwife appointment.
Baby 3 - all 3 scans.
05-01-2015 18:29 #38
I'm pregnant now... DP will more then likely just come to the scans and maybe a couple of midwife appointments.
05-01-2015 20:18 #39Member
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My DH came with me to all appointments except 3 with our first bub.
21-01-2015 15:06 #40Junior Member
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First appt and 20 week scan only, I was disappointed initially, but in the end I preferred it as I could be a bit more open about some things with the midwife without him listening!
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